January 6, 2022  
Illinois Field & Bean: “The Biodiesel Issue: Pioneering Performance, Profitability, and Next Level Sustainability”  
Arriving to mailboxes soon, the January issue of Illinois Field & Bean magazine will take a deeper dive into the growing market of biofuels, and the economic, environmental, local and national impacts of biofuel production. From the reductions of conventional and greenhouse gas (GHG) pollutant emissions to an overdependence on unstable foreign suppliers, Illinois soybean farmers have a role to play in the future of this game-changing product.
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“Build a Better Business in 2022” Workshop

ISA has partnered with KCoe Isom tax and succession planning experts to bring Illinois farmers an in-person workshop covering the most urgent tax concerns and estate planning needs in today’s farm business. This information-rich workshop led by KCoe Isom will take place January 27, 2022 from 1-3pm CT, immediately following ISA’s Better Beans event at Richland Community College in Decatur.
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Illinois Farmers Engaging In State-Specific Efforts, Action, Progress In Reducing Nutrient Loss
Recently, the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) announced its seventh consecutive year of Nutrient Stewardship Grants. The grant program is a multi-year effort that has supported 120 projects in over 70 counties to help promote local nutrient stewardship, soil health and water quality projects. The goal is that farmers can draw from these different sources of research and voluntarily take the next step in adopting the practices that best fit their farms.
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ISA Hires New Trade & Exports Manager
ISA has named Eileen Urish as Trade & Exports Manager, effective January 4, 2022. In her new role, Urish will work to increase the engagement of ISA in the trade and export space by collaborating with farmers, exporters, foreign consulates, soybean buyer teams, and partner organizations.

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ISA Hires New Agronomy Managers
ISA has named Jennifer Jones and Megan Miller as Agronomy Managers, effective January 4, 2022. As Agronomy Managers for ISA, Jones and Miller will work on behalf of Illinois soybean farmers in the development and the implementation of conservation agricultural research and outreach programs. 
With much of the country facing winter weather and the challenges it can bring, many fleets will power their diesel vehicles with biodiesel blends throughout the winter months, including the Chicago Park District (CPD). Check out this Cold Flow Infographic, developed by the National Biodiesel Board.
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